Saturday, June 11, 2011

13 Year Old Boy Dead After Taking Baseball to the Chest During Little League Game

What a terrible tragedy. 13 year old Hayden Walton went for the bunt during a Little League game in Winslow, Arizona, and took an inside pitch to the chest. He took a couple of steps, but collapsed. He died at the hospital the next morning. His family and friends are inconsolable, and are not speaking to the press.

The injury is rare, but it does happen. It's called commotio cordis and it occurs when the heart takes a hard blow at a certain angle. It can happen in sports such as baseball, hockey and any sport in which a small, hard projectile can hit the heart. Take a look:

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